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Monday, November 2, 2009

Book Review - GONE

By Lisa McMann


  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Release Date February 9, 2010
  • Language: English


This is the 3rd and last book in the Wake and Fade series.

I can't tell you a lot, because I don't want to give ANYTHING away.

So, I won't be doing a summery. 

But I will tell you my thoughts... with NO spoilers.



My Thoughts:

First of all, I LOVED Wake and Fade.  Loved them a lot! 
Book clubbers, we will be reading this series... so do not read Wake and Fade just yet...
Everyone else... GO GET THEM!  Now.  ;)

Lisa McMann is lovely.  If you recall, I MET her a couple of weeks ago.
My friend, Jenn and I were over the top excited to meet her. 
And man was she super nice! 


First off.  I want to mention Lisa McMann's writing style.  It's likely a lot different than you're used to.  It's written in the third-person present tense.  It took me about 4 pages to get used to.  LOL!  I actually found her writing style very refreshing, and I so hope you do too!  

Wake, Fade and Gone are easy reads that will have you up late furiously reading.  I remember being up late into the night reading Wake and Fade.  When I got Gone to review, I knew better.  LOL!  I made sure to finish it before I wanted to get in bed by midnight, and I did.  

Janie is the main character.  She has an ability to be sucked into people's dreams.
Cabel is Janie's boyfriend.  He is the love of her life, her support system and biggest supporter.

I was so addicted to Gone!  I could not put it down.  I really could feel for Janie in this book.  I knew how I wanted this book to end, since it is the last in the series.  I will not say if it ended the way I wanted to.  I feel like that might spoil it.  But the conflict that Janie goes through in this book had me going through many feelings.  Confusion.  Thinking, why would she do that?!  Anger.  Thinking, why DID she do that?!  Happiness.  Thinking, I am SO glad she did that!!  Fear.  Thinking, I hope she DOESN'T do that!  Sadness.  Thinking, I wish she didn't have to go through that!  Relief.  Thinking... I Can NOT tell you that!  HA HA!  Sorry.  I can't.  It would spoil it.  ;)

I was sad to say good-bye to Janie and Cabe.  I feel like when I series ends it's the end of a friendship.  Is that weird?  I don't know.  You get to know these characters so well, it's almost as if you know them.  

Lisa... you wrote another GREAT GREAT book!  Thank you so much for the ride!  I cried, I laughed, I rejoiced, and I yelled.  I was that into the ENTIRE series.  
Thank you for the adventures for my mind!  You ROCK! 


I give Gone 5 out of 5 stars!

Also... just because I didn't get ARC's of Wake & Fade is not going to keep me from giving them star points...

Wake I gave 4 out of 5 stars
Fade I gave 5 out of 5 stars.

This series is seriously in my top 5 favorite book series'.  And you all know I have read a lot of book series'!  LOL!

P.S.  Lisa McMann actually took the picture on the cover of the chair!  She took it with her CELL PHONE!  How rad is that picture?!


Celeste said...

Sounds great! And the cover is pretty cool too...

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

i adored Wake and Fade and I am super excited about this one!!! Wahoo!!

Sara said...

First off, I'm extremely jealous that you got an arc of GONE.

That said, now I only want one even more. It is really hard to write reviews for books that are part of a series, especially a book that concludes said series... I felt that you did it well though! :)

chefamily said...

I can't wait to read this series!!